Suggested Reading

Here is a suggested list of material that will get you started, and increase your knowledge of the food universe as we know it.  And maybe some fun ones well.

I’ll put up reviews of new books as I read them, to give you more in depth views on what I think.  But I like these, and while not all are directly related to food, all are good and help you think about the issues surrounding our current food system.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan*

* Pick up anything by Michael Pollan but that’s a great place to start

The China Study – T. Collin Campbell

Cod or Salt – both by Mark Kurlansky.  Salt is probably one of my favorite books.

Heat – Bill Buford

Meat – Susan Bourette

Soil Not Oil – Vandana Shiva

The End of Poverty – Jeffrey Sachs

The Economics of Food – Patrick Westhoff

Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser

That should keep you busy for a week or so.